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Checking in with the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber Councils – December 2021

We’re teaming up with community partners all over Northeastern Pennsylvania to bring you a closer look at what makes our amazing counties, cities, towns and villages so unique. Keep your eye on this space for regular contributions from local organizations, visitors’ bureaus, tourism boards, chambers and so much more.

Check Out What's Going On With Our Chamber Volunteer Councils


Keep an eye out for awesome Chamber events this December.

The Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce wants to keep you updated each month with everything that their volunteer councils have planned this year, including some great community events and initiatives that you can join!



The Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council

The DEI Council just wrapped up their 2021 programming and are working on developing a revised inclusion plan for 2022, to further their goal of nurturing diversity and exemplify inclusion through their programs, policies, partnerships, and people.



The Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber’s Women’s Council

The Women’s Council hosted its last meetup of the year on Saturday, November 27th, in conjunction with the 2021 Holiday Market at Midtown Village and the Diamond City Partnership. Looking ahead to 2022, the Council is excited to plan and introduce a brand-new certificate program for female leaders in our region.



The Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber’s Young Professionals Council

The Young Professional’s Council is hosting its next Council meeting on Wednesday, January 19th at 5PM via Zoom. At this meeting, they be recapping their 2021 programming and starting to plan and gather ideas for 2022. Email [email protected] if you would like to attend the meeting to help with planning!



The Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber’s Nonprofit Council, The Government Affairs Council and The Ambassador’s Council

The Nonprofit Council, The Government Affairs Council and The Ambassadors Council would love to welcome new members at their next meetings. If you would like to join any of the councils mentioned above, or sign up to stay updated on their news and events, click here.


Spotlighting Our Amazing Chamber Members

The Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber councils have also started to highlight some of the amazing small businesses and nonprofits in our community that make our area unique. The Young Professionals Council; Women’s Council; and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council have three amazing organizations and their leaders spotlighted below!



Meet this month’s Young Professionals Network Small Business Highlight: Jaclyn S. Victor, Director of Partnerships & Engagement for America250PA!

The Pennsylvania Commission for the United States Semiquincentennial (America250PA) was established by the legislature and Governor in 2018 to plan, encourage, develop and coordinate the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States, Pennsylvania’s integral role in that event, and the impact of its people on the nation’s past, present, and future. Jaclyn’s role focuses on engaging every Pennsylvanian in every county of the Commonwealth to ensure that the Semiquincentennial is the largest and most inclusive commemoration in our history!

They encourage everyone to visit their website, watch their launch video and learn about ways to get involved! You can also follow America250PA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and on LinkedIn at America250PA.



Meet this month’s Women’s Network Small Business Highlight: Amber Nevin, Editor and Publisher at Macaroni Kid Wilkes-Barre PA and Founder and President at TeaTime4Tots!

Macaroni Kid Wilkes-Barre is a hyper local website that provides FREE information and resources to families and small businesses in our community. They publish a weekly e-newsletter full of relevant family-friendly content. The Macaroni Kid Wilkes-Barre website hosts local family fun guides and articles including crafts, recipes, and more.

TeaTime4Tots offers Caregiver & Me sessions to socialize, while engaging babies and toddlers in developmental activities. Their weekly 45-minute sessions are for caregivers, babies, and toddlers to enjoy songs, stories, socialization, developmental activities & more! They are currently offering sessions in Kingston, Pittston, and Lewisburg and will be booking soon for Scranton. As a portable business, they are able to create communities of caregivers across multiple areas in NEPA. They also offer opportunities for passionate individuals to run their own sessions to encourage sensory development of babies and toddlers in their own local areas.

You can connect with them by subscribing to their weekly e-newsletter and or visiting them online, or on Instagram. You’ll also find them at TeaTime4tots and on their Instagram.


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